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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Owner description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.
Bel Air, Maryland, USA
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“great surprise”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

the building itself is just as interesting as the art inside. My hard to please 14 year old daughter was even impressed

Visited May 2013
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Chicago
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113 reviews
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“Civil Rights Exhibit and Star Spangled Banner Flag”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We looked at every exhibit in the museum and returned again to make sure we didn't miss anything. Everything is fantastic. The war exhibit was fascinating. The flag that inspired the star spangled banner gave me goosebumps. The civil rights exhibit was by far the most worthwhile stop in the museum.

The cafeteria in the basement was surprisingly good with lots of fresh options. No McDonald's in sight.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Julia Child and Kermit the Frog”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

A lot to see and too little time. The special 1863 / 1963 exhibit was very interesting as were the permanent collections. The best artifacts are those that you once knew about but had forgotten about or the one's where you hear someone say "Oh, we had those TV trays."

Visited October 2013
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Fremont, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was a fun museum to tour. They have everything from Dorothy's red shoes from The Wizard of Oz to Julia Child's original kitchen. I would definately recommend this one!

Visited September 2013
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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“Worth the time”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

To see all the great works of art I've only seen in books and posters was awesome. Wandering from gallery to gallery admiring it all, I got lost! It was worth it.

Visited November 2012
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